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» Persevering: Christine Babcock's College Journey (Flotrack.org; March 1, 2011)
» Babcock's Long Road Back Inspires Huskies (Gregg Bell Unleashed; Nov. 20, 2010)
» Pac-10 Recap With Christine Babcock (GoHuskies.com; Nov. 4, 2009)
» Q & A With EliteRunning.com (June 20, 2008)
2012-13 (Track): Enjoyed her best track season, earning All-America Second Team honors both outdoors and indoors … was the University of Washington’s female recipient of the Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal, awarded to one female and male senior at each Pac-12 school based on the greatest combination of athletics, academics, and leadership … outdoors, stepped up to the 5,000-meters and advanced to the NCAA Outdoor finals in Eugene, finishing 11th in a time of 16:09.10 … after NCAAs, went on to the USA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, taking 11th again in 16:08.81 … started the outdoor season with a huge PR at 5,000-meters, running the No. 3 time in Husky history at the Stanford Invitational in 15:44.98 … dropped down to the 1,500m at the Mt. SAC Relays, taking 13th in the invite section in 4:17.91 … focused on the 1,500m until the NCAA West Prelims where she went back up to the 5k and took fourth in her heat in 16:08.17 to move on to nationals … third in the 1,500m at the UW-WSU Dual in 4:22.55 … made the 1,500m final at Pac-12s but was unable to score in the final, taking 11th … indoors, was the only Husky woman to make the NCAA Indoor Championships, qualifying in the mile run, and finishing 13th overall in the prelims to get All-America Second Team distinction … it was her first NCAA Indoors and NCAA Outdoors appearances since 2009 … broke the mile PR she set her freshman season at the Husky Classic, running 4:37.57, the No. 3 mark in school history … anchored the distance medley relay to the victory at the MPSF Championships, in a season-best time of 11:08.09 that ranks third in school history … also ran a 3,000m indoor PR of 9:11.02, taking third at MPSFs, and ranking fourth on the Husky top-10 list … another fast mile, 4:37.95, at the UW Final Qualifier, finishing third … honored as a Capital One Academic All-America First Team member, following a selection to the Academic All-District Team … a Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection … a member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team … the UW athletic department’s Top Dawg winner for the senior female student-athlete that exhibits the highest caliber of athleticism, academics, service, and moral character … also shared department’s Academic Excellence Award for the top cumulative GPA ... (Cross Country): Ran twice unattached as she was out of eligibility, but still had a pair of excellent results ... won the Sundodger Invitational in her first ever appearance in the home meet at Lincoln Park, running 20-minutes, 27-seconds for 6k ... ran on her own at the Bill Dellinger Invitational in Oregon, and took second overall against the eventual NCAA Champion Ducks, as she ran 16:32 over the 5,000-meter course.
2011-12 (Track): Enjoyed her first full track season since her freshman year, advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals outdoors at the 1,500-meters ... qualified for the NCAA West Prelims, advancing through the first round with a time of 4:26.10 ... in the quarterfinals, just missed a trip to the final site by one spot, finishing sixth in her heat in a time of 4:25.62 ... competed at the Pac-12 Championships for the first time since 2009, and ran the first 5,000-meters of her career, placing seventh in a time of 16:29.82, second best on the team ... ran her 1,500-meters season-best of 4:22.58 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... second in the 1,500m at the UW-WSU Dual in 4:30.91 ... fifth at the Trojan Invitational at 1,500m in a time of 4:24.91 ... indoors, placed eighth at the MPSF Championships in the 3,000-meters, running a PR of 9:16.96 which moves her to fifth on the UW top-10 list ... that time ranked 33rd in the NCAA ... closed the indoor season with a mile run of 4:43.54 at the UW Final Qualifier ... ninth in the top heat of the UW Invitational 3k in 9:17.42 ... started the season by leading off the distance medley relay at the UW Invitational, which ran 11:18.34, the No. 4 time in school history ... a Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection ... also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors ... (Cross Country): Capped one of the best careers in UW cross country history with a third trip to the podium at nationals, as she helped the Huskies to second place at the NCAA Championships, to go with a first place finish her freshman year and third place finish as a sophomore ... was named the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year for women's cross country, a first in program history ... she was UW's third finisher at her fourth NCAA meet, placing 62nd overall in 20:43 at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course ... earned an All-Pac-12 Second Team honor for a 12th-place finish at the first Pac-12 Championships, her third time on the All-Pac-12 squad ... helped the Huskies to a fourth-consecutive NCAA West Regional win as she placed 14th as UW's fifth scorer at Stanford ... that earned her a fourth All-West Region honor ... was the No. 4 finisher in 50th-place overall at the Wisconsin Invitational as the Huskies got the victory in the huge field ... took a bad fall at the Roy Griak but still came back to finish 35th as UW's third runner ... named to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team for the third time, becoming the third Husky with three First Team honors.
2010-11 (Track): Missed the track season with an achilles injury ... named to the Capital One Academic All-District Second Team ... also named a Pac-10 All-Academic First Team member ... (Cross Country): Returned to racing midway through the season following more than a full year away due to a foot injury ... her return helped spark the Huskies return to the NCAA Championships and the West Region title for the third straight year ... first race back was the Pac-10 Championships, where she was 19th overall, fifth among Huskies, as UW tied second-ranked Oregon for third ... placed 19th again at Regionals, third among Huskies, as Washington took the title over the host Ducks ... earned her third All-West Region honors ... was the No. 4 Husky finisher at the NCAA Championships, placing 114th overall, as Washington finished 16th place ... began her comeback by winning the Mike Hodges Invite in Clackamas, Oregon, as she topped the field by 41 seconds ... was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team for the second straight year as well as picking up USTFCCCA All-Academic honors once again.
2009-10 (Track): Redshirted the track season indoors and out, recovering from a foot injury ... (Cross Country): Turned in another All-America campaign that was a driving force in repeat Pac-10 and West Regional titles for UW and a third-place NCAA finish ... was 34th at NCAAs, the fourth finisher on the squad, to earn her second All-America honor ... earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors for the second time with a fifth-place finish at the conference meet in 19:58, helping the Huskies defend their Pac-10 title ... also earned Pac-10 All-Academic First Team honors, the only woman to earn a spot on both First Teams ... finished 10th at the West Region Championships, the fifth UW finisher, earning All-West Region honors ... cruised to a fifth-place finish at Pre-Nationals, third among Huskies, as UW took the title by thirty points ... made season-debut at the Notre Dame Invite, taking fourth as UW swept the top four spots for the win.
2008-09 (Track): One of the best freshman track seasons in school history ... indoors, earned All-America honors running the lead-off 1200m leg of Washington's distance medley relay, which placed eighth at NCAA's ... also led off the DMR at the MPSF Championships, which the Huskies won easily, and at the UW Invitational, where the foursome shattered the school record in a time of 11:05.80 ... ran the open mile just twice, but hit the NCAA Automatic qualifier of 4:38.00 in her first attempt, ranking her second in school history ... her top mile time was the fastest by a freshman all season ... took second in the mile at MPSFs in 4:39.44 ... outdoors, reached the 1,500-meter finals at the NCAA Championships, where she finished 11th, one spot out of All-America status ... in the NCAA prelims, lowered her PR to 4:16.10, ranking sixth in school history ... went under 4:20 in her first 1,500-meters, finishing third at the Stanford Invite in 4:19.13 ... in her first 800-meters, broke UW's freshman record with a time of 2:06.55 at Sun Angel ... anchored UW's 4x1,500-meter relay team at the legendary Penn Relays, where the Huskies finished third, eclipsing the old collegiate record in the process in 17:14.55 ... at Pac-10's, took third in the 800-meters in 2:06.57 ... won the 1,500-meters at the UW-WSU dual with a four-second meet record time of 4:18.32 ... named to the USTFCCCA Division-I All-Academic Team ... (Cross Country): Sensational freshman season culminated in an undefeated season and the program's first NCAA Championship ... led the Huskies at the national meet in Terre Haute, placing seventh overall in 20:02 and earning All-America honors ... was the top finishing freshman in the nation ... seventh-place NCAA finish was the best by a Husky woman since 1982, when Regina Joyce placed second ... named the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year in a vote by the conference coaches, after placing 3rd at the Pac-10 meet which the Huskies swept for their first conference title in 19 years ... led the women to victory at the Regional meet, placing third overall ... picked up All-Pac-10 First Team and All-West Region honors ... finished fourth overall at Pre-Nationals, second among Huskies ... made collegiate debut at the Tiger Invite, where she was second overall in a 5K time of 16:02.
High School and Personal: Born in Laguna Hills, Calif. ... parents are Kelly and Dan Babcock ... has one older sister, Jessie, and one younger, Molly ... sister Jessie currently runs track for Penn State ... mother, Kelly, ran collegiately for Michigan State and competed in the 1984 Olympic Marathon Trials ... had one of the greatest high school careers of any prep in history, setting national high school records in the 1500-meters and 1600-meters ... qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 1500m, and reached the semifinals where she placed 18th overall in 4:20.00 ... named the 2008 Gatorade California Track Athlete of the year, the 2007 LA Times Track and Field Athlete of the Year, and the Orange County Register Female Athlete of the year for 2007 and 2008 ... won her third consecutive 1600m state title in 2008, the first ever athlete to three-peat, and won her final title in a National Federation of High Schools record time of 4:33.82 ... qualified for the Olympic Trials by running a 4:16.42 1500m PR, breaking the national high school record that had stood for 26 years ... was undefeated in her final two years of cross country, winning the California Division II state title both years, after finishing runner-up as a sophomore ... Team MVP from 2006-2008 ... graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
2008 U.S. Olympic Trials - 18th, 1500m
2008 Pac-10 XC - 3rd (3rd UW)
2008 Regional XC - 3rd (1st UW)
2008 NCAA XC - 7th (1st UW) (All-America)
2009 MPSF TF - 2nd, Mile | 1st, DMR (MPSF Champion)
2009 NCAA Indoors - 8th, DMR (All-America)
2009 Pac-10 TF - 3rd, 800m
2009 Regional TF - 7th, 1500m
2009 NCAA Outdoors - 11th, 1500m
2009 Pac-10 XC - 5th (3rd UW)
2009 Regional XC - 10th (5th UW)
2009 NCAA XC - 34th (4th UW) (All-America)
2010 Pac-10 XC - 19th (5th UW)
2010 Regional XC - 19th (3rd UW)
2010 NCAA XC - 114th (4th UW)
2011 Pac-12 XC - 12th (2nd UW)
2011 Regional XC - 14th (5th UW)
2011 NCAA XC - 62nd (3rd UW)
2012 MPSF TF - 8th, 3000m
2012 Pac-12 TF - 7th, 5000m
2012 NCAA Prelims TF - 14th, 1500m
2013 MPSF TF - 3rd, 3000m | 1st, DMR (MPSF Champion)
2013 NCAA Indoors - 13th, Mile (All-America Second Team)
2013 Pac-12 TF - 11th, 1500m
2013 NCAA Prelims TF - 7th, 5000m
2013 NCAA Outdoors - 11th, 5000m (All-America Second Team)
2013 USA Outdoor Champs - 11th, 5000m